Description: Packhorse Bridge
Date Listed: 13 November 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 433820
OS Grid Reference: ST8820662082
OS Grid Coordinates: 388206, 162082
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3577, -2.1708
BROUGHTON GIFFORD MELKSHAM ROAD
ST 86 SE
(off south side)
4/79 Packhorse Bridge
Packhorse bridge over River Avon. 1725. Dressed limestone. Four
segmental arches of different heights, highest one is second from
the west. Cutwaters with stepped coped tops on upstream side,
rectangular buttresses on downstream side, plat band to level of
footway. Cobble footway with high plain parapet with pitched top,
flared at approaches. Said to have been built as packhorsee bridge
between Whaddon and Broughton Gifford, 1725. Repaired by County
Council 1856. Various grafitti under main arch including name G.L.
Cook, 1887. A very well preserved example.
(Countryside Treasures, 1969)
Listing NGR: ST8820662082
Source: English Heritage
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